As the place where prisoners, male and female, awaited trial, execution or transportation Newgate was Britains most feared gaol for over 700 years. It probably best known today from the novels of Charles Dickens including Barnaby Rudge and Great Expectations.But there is much is more to Newgate than nineteenth century notoriety. In the seventeenth century it saw the exploits of legendary escaper and thief Jack Sheppard. Author Daniel Defoe who was imprisoned there for seditious libel, playwright Ben Jonson for murder, the Captain Kidd for piracy were among its most famous inmates. This book takes you from the gaols 12th century beginnings to its final closure in 1904 and looks at daily life, developments in the treatment of prisoners from the use of torture to penal reform as well as major events in its history.
Its Origins and Early History. Being a Full Description of the Famous and Wonderful Simsbury Mines and Caverns, and the Prison Built Over Them. To which is Added All the Incidents, Insurrections, and Massacres, Connected with Their Use as a Prison for the Tories During the Revolution. Also. An Illustrated Description of the State Prison at Wethersfield
The Colony of Connecticut in 1773. Christina O'Donovan's beloved older brother was dead. Her father, a veteran of the French and Indian War, was injured and unable to keep up with the family farm. And so she'd reluctantly agreed to a marriage with a miner who worked at the local Simsbury copper mines. His courtship was a business transaction - nothing more. But when Seth somehow slipped and fell, descending a ladder he'd traversed a thousand times before, Christina was drawn into a maze of subterfuge she never could have imagined coming. And at its center stood William Johnson Crawford, a New Hampshire man who would change her life forever. ... Newgate Prison Copper Mines and the The Irish Lass - A 1700s Colonial America Sweet Romance Novella is a historical series set around the real-life copper mines in Simbsbury, Connecticut. In the late 1700s these mines had been run dry. They were then converted into the infamous Newgate Prison, one of the first federal attempts in the new United States to hold and incarcerate dangerous men. These mines were notorious in their own time, spawning delightfully adjective-rich newspaper write-ups as well as terror amongst the Tories who were threatened with a stay. The history and many characters are as authentic as I can make them. William Johnson Crawford is a documented person from this timeframe. You can read these novellas one at a time as I write them, or you can wait until I finish the boxed set and present the complete story. Some readers prefer to read as I go, while others like to wait. It's wholly up to you which you prefer! Contact me with any questions - I'd love to hear your feedback and ideas! And definitely make plans to visit Newgate when you can. It is an absolutely amazing experience, to descend into those historic copper mines and to feel what it was like.
Presents a representative body of Romantic and early Victorian crime literature. This work contains ephemeral material ranging from gallows broadsides to reports into prison conditions. It is suitable for those studying Literature, Romantic and Victorian popular culture, Dickens Studies and the History of Criminology.
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Author: Phelps Richard Harvey
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.